Giants blank Dodgers to win series

8:23 PM, Sep 9, 2012   |    comments
San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan (16) and infielder Pablo Sandoval (48) are congratulated by Gregor Blanco (7) after scoring runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at AT&T Park. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Hunter Pence knocked in two runs and Barry Zito tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings, as the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-0, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Buster Posey hit a solo homer for the Giants, who lead the Dodgers by 5 1/2 games for first place in the division. Marco Scutaro had an RBI.

Zito (11-8) gave up four hits while striking out four and walking three for San Francisco, which went 3-3 on a six-game homestand.

Joe Blanton got the start for Los Angeles after Clayton Kershaw was scratched with irritation in his right hip. Blanton (9-13) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings.


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